$275,000 Settlement in Slip and FallFebruary 1, 2015
Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., Chair of the Personal Injury Department and Certified Civil Trial Attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PC, Denville, NJ, announces a $275,000 settlement for a slip and fall. On Monday, February 11, 2013, at approximately 6:50 a.m., the plaintiff while walking into work in the course of his employment, and while in the vicinity of where the parking lot and paver walkway and leading to the front door of the building, he slipped and fell on ice, significantly injuring himself.
As a result of the fall, the plaintiff sustained the following injuries:a left hip intertrochanteric fracture requiring open reduction and internal fixation surgery with intramedullary rodding.
Because the plaintiff was injured in the course of his employment, this firm handled his worker’s compensation claim as well as prosecuting a third party complaint against both, the salting contractor and the owner of the building. After the worker’s compensation resolved itself, the third-party lawsuit against the salting contractor and building owner was resolved during the course of discovery for $275,000.00. The Plaintiff had open reduction and internal fixation for his left hip fracture and after a course of post-surgical physical therapy had recovered well and was back to work.
It was proven that the walkway was a dangerous condition of which both, the contractor and the owner knew or should have known existed a sufficient period of time prior to the plaintiff’s fall such that they could have remedied the condition and prevented the plaintiff’s injuries.
The case was settled for $275,000.